Sunday, November 23, 2008

Great Egret takes a new tack at fishing

Our Great Egret from yesterday suddenly changed his tactics. Instead of standing straight to look for fish, he suddenly started leaning his head way over to the side -- further that what you see here, but I did not get a good picture of that. Then, when he spotted his meal, he would take a sideways jab into the water, somewhat parrellel to the water's surface. The tactic proofed worthwhile. He got plenty to eat.

Obviously our 4-foot bird with about 5-foot wing span, is not the bird brain I took him for. I bet his has a bunch of other fishing tricks up his sleeve.

By the way, thanks for coming back from yesterday to check this out.

--steve buser

8 comments:

JM said...

Amazing tactic very well captured!

Sharon said...

Quite a little show!

babooshka said...

Clever boy, who'd a thought it.

D said...

Too smart!

Jon said...

Whoever came up with "bird brain" didn't know what he was talking about. He ought to see your great shots of this egret!

Hope y'all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Jon at Mississippi Garden

raf said...

Like that odd angle you caught of his unique style of fishing.
Good follow up on the rest of the story, Steve.

photowannabe said...

This guy certainly isn't a bid brain. What an interesting manuever. Great pictures too Steve.

Wanda said...

I just don't know how you get these fantastic pictures over and over again.


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Happy Thanksgiving...